‘Simple and ingenious’ - Léa Linster
During January and February 2011 Luxembourger Léa Linster, as our Star Chef, will be responsible for the culinary service in First and Business Class on long-haul flights from Germany.
In 1982 Léa Linster, who was then studying law, took over her father’s guesthouse as a self-taught chef, opened her restaurant ‘Léa Linster Cuisinière’ and in 1987 received her first Michelin star. Further awards followed, such as the ‘Bocuse d’Or’ in 1989 which she was the first and to date the only woman to win. Léa Linster became popular through her appearances in cookery programmes, her regular newspaper and magazine columns and her cookery books.
Once you have exchanged a few words with her you understand immediately that cooking is her passion; she quite literally radiates love for her profession. Léa Linster’s style of cuisine is one of exceptional, but unfussy dishes that bring out the unadulterated taste of the individual ingredients.
With Léa Linster’s menus Lufthansa First Class passengers can look forward to starters served from an étagère which include duck foie gras and chicken in aspic with celery salad. For the main course, filet of sole with crayfish in tarragon sauce, flour dumplings with black salsify or spring chicken with rosemary sauce are all on offer. The tempting desserts are crème brûlée or chocolate mousse.
In Business Class, too, passengers can savour Léa’s culinary delights. Starters include venison terrine with green bean salad and mustard sour cream sauce or sweet and sour trout with mixed vegetables. Pike quenelles and king prawns in a lobster sauce or wild mushroom ragout with chive dumplings are served as main courses. Stuffed profiteroles, fruit salad and an assortment of cheeses round off Léa Linster’s Business Class menu.
You can find further information about Léa Linster and her restaurants on her website: http://www.lealinster.lu/.
Our Star Chefs 2010
Here you will find portraits of all our Star Chefs from 2010: